Local authors: Kenneth Bennett, Cathy Cuenin, Larry Weiner
Another local author Sunday! Come meet some of our creative neighbors with books for every taste!
Bainbridge Island writer Ken Bennett's Exodus 2022 is a dystopian sci-fi look at a world gone mad. Joe Stanton is in agony. Out of his mind over the death of his young daughter. Unable to contain his grief, Joe loses control in public, screaming his daughter's name and causing a huge scene at a hotel on San Juan Island in Washington State.
But Joe Stanton doesn't have a daughter. Never did. And when the authorities arrive they blame the 28-year-old's outburst on drugs. What they don't yet know is that others up and down the Pacific coast-from the Bering Sea to the Puget Sound-are suffering identical, always fatal mental breakdowns. With the help of his girlfriend, Joe struggles to unravel the meaning of the hallucination destroying his mind. As the couple begins to perceive its significance-and Joe's role in a looming global calamity-they must also outwit a billionaire weapons contractor bent on exploiting Joe's newfound understanding of the cosmos, and outlast the time bomb ticking in Joe's brain."Deft storytelling and a riptide of action propel this cataclysmic narrative..." Kirkus Reviews
Kitsap author Cathy Cuenin brings us a memoir that encompasses from laughter and sorrow. Waterways and mist-covered mountains in Alaska are the backdrop for her story, from th wild, adventuresome years aboard a tugboat with her young family to the later years when she is diagnosed with an untreatable disease that is terminal. Join us for a medical and spiritual journey into lands of wisdom and courage.
Island Larry Weiner will talk about his humerous novel, Paradise Rot. Kyle Brightman—late of the advertising industry and soon-to-be-late of the 5th floor psych ward—has a job offer he can’t refuse. A new resort in the Caribbean is looking for an art director. Kyle soon finds himself on the Isle of St. Agrippina working alongside a beautiful copywriter with an icy handshake. Questions arise: Why does the resort management team sport spray-on tans in the Bahamas? How can the resort offer such cheap vacation packages? What does one do with vats of Astroglide? To get the answers, Kyle must first navigate a series of wildly unpredictable events with a cast of even more wildly unpredictable characters, including a seductress jungle assassin, her partially paralyzed talking Chihuahua, an Ivy League Rastafarian seaplane captain, Kyle’s ex-psych ward roommate, a former Haliburton mercenary, and a French tavern owner with a fondness for goats, all set to the greatest hits of the 70’s. Pablo Cruise never felt so right.
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